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H.E.I Vocab- Reupke

Human Environmental Interactions 6-7

TermDefinition
Global Warming a gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth's atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of greenhouse gases.
Greenhouse Gases Any of the atmospheric gases that contribute to the greenhouse effect by absorbing infrared radiation produced by solar warming of the Earth's surface. They include carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (NO2), and water vapor.
Greenhouse Effect Warming of the Earth's surface and lower atmosphere caused by water vapour, carbon dioxide, and other trace gases in the atmosphere.
Acid Rain rainfall made sufficiently acidic by atmospheric pollution that it causes environmental harm, typically to forests and lakes.
Pollution the presence in or introduction into the environment of a substance or thing that has harmful or poisonous effects.
Adapt To make something suitable for a new purpose, place
Depend rely on.
Modify make partial or minor changes to (something), typically so as to improve it or to make it less extreme.
Natural Disaster A natural disaster is a major adverse event resulting from natural processes of the Earth; examples include floods, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, and other geologic processes.
Deforestation The state of being clear of trees.
Created by: MReupke